Posted on 09 / 19 / 2012
A great place to share with friends of all chosen "diets"...
I accidentally discovered a whole load of vegan options on the menu here last night (I'm sure they're a new/recent addition) when I was actually looking for another vegan place I couldn't find (got the street name mixed up)... so ended up here by chance and was so happy to see a selection of vegan options mixed up, as well as vegetarian options, in the menu of pizzas/chapatas/arepas/burgers/salads.
I was really excited about the vegan arepa (corn-based "round", typical from Colombia) since I frequent many Colombian restaurants and can never find a vegan option on the menu and have to eat them at home only. A whole load of extras piled on... however, I ended up with the tosta (toasted) which was a great choice, small but piled high with toppings and definitely filling. Good value too, at 4,6€ (terrace price)
It was the first time I've ever tasted vegan cheese, which was very tasty although I think it was a little strong for me so I may not choose that particular cheese next time. There is also vegan mozarella on the pizzas etc. so I'm looking forward to trying that on another occasion.
Also vegan mayonaise, and I think vegan tuna were options on some of the other choices.... I was eyeing up the chocolate cake for dessert but alas the euros didn't stretch - so it's just another great reason for me to go back again! Which will be as soon as I get some more money. I'm so happy to have found this great simple place in Lavapiés, and where I can also eat with friends who are not up for trying something vegan. For once I don't have to make do with chips, bread and tomato or simply nothing because that's all that's vegan on the menu!!!
reasonable vegan/vegetarian selection, tasty, friendly